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Australia's Victoria declares disaster, sets curfew to curb COVID-19

Aug 02 2020

MELBOURNE Australia's second-most populous state of Victoria declared a state of disaster on Sunday and imposed a nightly curfew for the capital Melbourne as part of its harshest movement restrictions to date to contain a resurgent COVID-19. | Video

Australian, Papua New Guinea police arrest five over cocaine haul

Aug 01 2020

MELBOURNE A small plane which crashed shortly after takeoff on a flight from a remote airstrip in Papua New Guinea to Australia last week was overloaded with more than 500 kg (1,100 lb) of cocaine, police said on Saturday.

Australia's Victoria requires masks for Melbourne hit by COVID-19

Jul 19 2020

MELBOURNE People in Melbourne must now wear masks when leaving their homes as Victoria, Australia's second most-populous state, marked two weeks of triple-digit increases in new coronavirus infections on Sunday.

Australia's Victoria requires masks for Melbourne hit by COVID-19

Jul 18 2020

MELBOURNE, July 19 People in Melbourne must now wear masks when leaving their homes as Victoria, Australia's second most-populous state, marked two weeks of triple-digit increases in new coronavirus infections on Sunday.

Australia PM delays parliament as coronavirus spreads

Jul 18 2020

MELBOURNE Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Saturday delayed the opening of parliament for several weeks as the new coronavirus continued spreading through the country's two most populous states. | Video

Australian PM seeks to delay parliament due to COVID-19

Jul 17 2020

MELBOURNE, July 18 Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison sought on Saturday to postpone an early-August sitting of parliament, saying the increased community transmissions of the novel coronavirus in the country's two most-populous states have made it too risky.

Australia's Victoria state marks week of triple-digit coronavirus cases

Jul 12 2020

MELBOURNE Australia's Victoria state marked a week of triple-digit increases in new coronavirus infections on Sunday, while a community outbreak in neighbouring New South Wales (NSW) has put the state on high alert.

Australia's Victoria state marks week of triple-digit coronavirus cases

Jul 11 2020

MELBOURNE, July 12 Australia's Victoria state reported 273 new cases of the coronavirus and another COVID-19 death on Sunday, marking a week of triple-digit increases in infections, as state authorities battle fresh outbreaks of the pandemic.

New Zealand's Ardern launches election campaign with promises of jobs, financing

Jul 05 2020

With promises of extra financing for small businesses and more jobs as a severe economic downturn looms, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Sunday launched her party's campaign ahead of September general election. | Video

Premier of Australia's Victoria defends hard COVID-19 lockdown

Jul 05 2020

MELBOURNE The premier of Australia's second-most populous state, Victoria, defended on Sunday his decision to put nine public housing towers in a complete lockdown as coronavirus cases continue to rise in Melbourne's suburbs.

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